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Marvin one too many, story by Katherine Paterson ; pictures by Jane Clark Brown

Label
Marvin one too many
Title
Marvin one too many
Statement of responsibility
story by Katherine Paterson ; pictures by Jane Clark Brown
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Marvin refuses to go back to his new school because he is the only one in his class who cannot read, his father decides to help him learn by reading with him
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Review
  • K-Gr 3 –Marvin, previously featured in Marvin's Best Christmas Present Ever (1997) and The Smallest Cow in the World (1991, both HarperCollins), is facing the first day of first grade in a new school. Things do not get off to a great start when his teacher tells him that he is "one too many" and there is no desk for him. To make things worse, Marvin is having difficulty learning to read. Afraid to ask his busy dairy-farming parents for help, the boy lashes out in frustration at the other students. As the days pass, he wishes for a snowstorm so that school will be cancelled, but when it happens he feels guilty. When his family finally discovers the problem, they reassure him that with their help, he'll be reading in no time. The story captures the sometimes-overwhelming challenges that school can present and beginning readers will relate to it. Marvin's emotions and responses are realistic: embarrassment, frustration, bottled-up feelings, and guilt. Students will recognize and smile at the way that adults enunciate every word when demonstrating how to "sound out" words like brown, "Brrrrr-OW-na." The softly colored illustrations express Marvin's emotions well and detail the indoor scenes and rural setting. Paterson has created a sympathetic character and a story that children will surely enjoy.–Devon Gallagher, Grace Day School, Massapequa, NY --Devon Gallagher (Reviewed September 1, 2001) (School Library Journal, vol 47, issue 9, p203)
  • In his latest adventure, Marvin arrives late on the first day of school and his teacher tells him there's no more room in Marvin One Too Many by Katherine Paterson, illus. by Jane Clark Brown. To make matters worse, he doesn't know how to read and his parents don't have time to help. Colored-pencil illustrations capture the boy's wide-ranging expressions. (Sept.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
  • Paterson and Brown (Marvin's Best Christmas Present Ever, 1997, etc.) continue their easy-reader series about a sensitive boy named Marvin with this latest addition to the "I Can Read" line. This time Marvin is starting first grade—scared, lost, and ready to cry. He feels like the odd man out in many ways, or "one too many," as his teacher inadvertently comments. The other children in first grade are sounding out words and moving on quickly (perhaps a little too quickly) to reading books, while Marvin has yet to make the connection between groups of letters and sound blends. He starts to dread school, and after a fight on the playground and some tears at home, he gets extra help with his reading at home when his big sister makes flash cards, and his father reads humorous poetry to him and recounts his own difficulties in learning to read. After practicing reading at home every night, Marvin learns to read in his own good time, blooming just like Leo. Brown's color-pencil illustrations add a soft, old-fashioned flavor to the story, with warm details in her depiction of Marvin's close-knit farm family. The story functions well as an intermediate-level easy reader, but first-grade teachers and reading specialists will also find this a useful read-aloud to reassure all the Marvins who need a little extra time and help. (Easy reader. 6-8) (Kirkus Reviews, July 1, 2001)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
116790
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Paterson, Katherine
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • Elementary Grade
  • 400L
  • Decoding demand: 52 (medium)
  • Semantic demand: 58 (medium)
  • Syntactic demand: 41 (medium)
  • Structure demand: 73 (high)
  • 20
Intended audience source
  • Lexile
  • Lexile
  • Lexile
Interest level
LG
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 0
  • 3
Reading level
  • 2.0.
  • 2.1.
  • 2
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Brown, Jane Clark
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
An I can read book
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Reading Counts!
  • Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Reading
  • Schools
  • Fathers and sons
  • Reading
  • Schools
  • Fathers and sons
  • Fathers and sons
  • Reading
  • Schools
Target audience
primary
Label
Marvin one too many, story by Katherine Paterson ; pictures by Jane Clark Brown
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
410486
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
48 pages
Isbn
9780060287696
Lccn
00046128
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780060287696
  • (OCoLC)45283306
Label
Marvin one too many, story by Katherine Paterson ; pictures by Jane Clark Brown
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
410486
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
48 pages
Isbn
9780060287696
Lccn
00046128
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780060287696
  • (OCoLC)45283306

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